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Tracking aid pledges to Africa

The Africa Progress Panel, funded by Bill Gates and introduced today by Tony Blair, will report on commitments made at last year’s G8 summit in Gleneagles. In July 2005, the G8 nations pledged to cancel debts of 35 countries and increase aid to $50 billion annually by 2010, half of which goes to Africa. Kofi Annan will chair the panel, to include Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof, Nigerian President Obasanjo, and TI founder Peter Eigen. In addition to aid flows, the panel will consider trade and debt issues.

Tracking aid pledges to Africa

The Africa Progress Panel, funded by Bill Gates and introduced today by Tony Blair, will report on commitments made at last year’s G8 summit in Gleneagles. In July 2005, the G8 nations pledged to cancel debts of 35 countries and increase aid to $50 billion annually by 2010, half of which goes to Africa. Kofi Annan will chair the panel, to include Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof, Nigerian President Obasanjo, and TI founder Peter Eigen. In addition to aid flows, the panel will consider trade and debt issues.

Tracking aid pledges to Africa

The Africa Progress Panel, funded by Bill Gates and introduced today by Tony Blair, will report on commitments made at last year’s G8 summit in Gleneagles. In July 2005, the G8 nations pledged to cancel debts of 35 countries and increase aid to $50 billion annually by 2010, half of which goes to Africa. Kofi Annan will chair the panel, to include Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof, Nigerian President Obasanjo, and TI founder Peter Eigen. In addition to aid flows, the panel will consider trade and debt issues.

Tracking aid pledges to Africa

The Africa Progress Panel, funded by Bill Gates and introduced today by Tony Blair, will report on commitments made at last year’s G8 summit in Gleneagles. In July 2005, the G8 nations pledged to cancel debts of 35 countries and increase aid to $50 billion annually by 2010, half of which goes to Africa. Kofi Annan will chair the panel, to include Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof, Nigerian President Obasanjo, and TI founder Peter Eigen. In addition to aid flows, the panel will consider trade and debt issues.

Buffet gives away fortune to Gates Foundation

Buffett has pledged to gradually give 85% of his Berkshire stock to five foundations. A dominant five-sixths of the shares will go to the world's largest philanthropic organization, the $30 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Lessons from investment climate reform

Presentations and background papers are now available online for the recent World Bank seminar on Reforming the Investment Climate: What are we Learning?

This half day seminar…focused on the political and institutional aspects of reform, including triggers for reform, packaging and sequencing issues, building public support, creation of institutional arrangements to implement and sustain reform, and monitoring and evaluation.

Privatizing roads - to foreigners even!

Having lived in Latin America for much of my life, I am used to highways being operated by foreign companies. Though here in the US the news that the state of Indiana has agreed to lease a toll toad to a Spanish-Australian joint venture has caused considerable comment:

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Ashoka: quietly encouraging innovators

At an Asia Society event this Monday, I had the pleasure of dining with Ashoka VP Carol Grodzins. The stories she told about what Ashoka Fellows are doing worldwide are truly amazing. These social entrepreneurs receive a three-year stipend from Ashoka to go out and change the world.


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